The Hindu: Editorial – “A question of justice”

From: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-a-question-of-justice/article7389380.ece

“The record settlement of $18.7 billion that the oil company BP has arrived at in the Deepwater Horizon environmental disaster case in the United States has naturally revived the debate on the denial of justice to the victims of a far bigger catastrophe — the Bhopal gas leak. As industrial accidents go, the blowout in BP’s well in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 was staggering, killing 11 people and spectacularly devastating an already stressed marine ecosystem with millions of barrels of oil. Five State governments and the federal government of the U.S. have been vigorously pursuing penalties and compensation claims with the company, resulting in the settlement. Yet, the impact of the oil spill pales in comparison with the magnitude of what happened at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal in 1984.

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प्रेस विज्ञप्ति: 20 जून, 2015

भोपाल में  यूनियन कार्बाइड हादसे के पीड़ितों ने उनके अस्पतालों में पुराने मरीजों के इलाज के लिए योग विधि द्वारा इलाज शुरू करने की माँग की। एक परित्यक्त योग केंद्र के सामने योग के विभिन्न मुद्राओं में पीड़ितों जिसमें से कई पुराने मरीज थे, ने राज्य सरकार द्वारा योग के नाम पर करोड़ों की बर्बादी की तरफ ध्यान खींचा।

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Press Statement: Bhopal Gas Victims demand Yoga treatment and condemn Yoga charade of MP government

 

On the eve of the International Yoga Day, survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal called for an end to the denial of Yoga therapy to chronic patients at the hospitals meant for them. Holding different Yoga postures in front of a abandoned Yoga center, the survivors, many with chronic illnesses,  drew attention to the misutilization of public money in the name of Yoga by the state government.

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प्रेस विज्ञप्ति

 प्रेस विज्ञप्ति                    5 जून 2015

विश्व पर्यावरण दिवस के अवसर पर यूनियन कार्बाइड के परित्यक्त कारखाने के आस पास के रहवासियों ने आज पिछले 19 सालों से दबे हज़ारों टन जहरीले कचरे को हटा नहीं पाने की सरकार की विफलता के खिलाफ  प्रदर्शन 13 जो कैंसर और जन्मजात विकृतियां  पैदा करते है और जो जिगर, फेफड़े और मस्तिष्क को नुक्सान पहुंचाते है ।

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Resident of water contaminated areas ask the Govt of India when will the Union Carbide’s toxic waste be cleaned up?

Press Statement                       June 05, 2015

On the occasion of World Environment Day residents from the neighbourhood of Union Carbide’s abandoned factory in Bhopal demonstrated against the Indian government’s failure in removing thousands of tons of poisonous waste for the last 19 years. Hundreds of residents stood in the form of a question mark and held a banner atop the mound below which the hazardous waste lies buried. The demonstrators said that the question mark was meant to signify the many unanswered questions about the ongoing contamination in an area greater than 20 square kilometres.

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